This plant-based Asian Edamame Quinoa is packed with protein!
Quinoa is one of those foods I keep in bulk. As a mainly plant-based eater you can’t beat the nutrients and protein packed in this little grain. One cup of cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein PLUS fiber, magnesium, folate, Vitamin B-6, selenium and potassium. It’s quite magical in my opinion.
I put quinoa is salads, use it as a side dish or whip up main dishes like this Asian Edamame Quinoa. It’s packed all sorts of yummy plant-based protein in one easy to put together package.Asian Edamame Quinoa - a high protein plant-based meal!Click To Tweet
This Asian Edamame Quinoa is Vegetarian & Vegan!
I got the inspiration for the asian flavors with the quinoa from a dish I ate at Tupelo Honey in Asheville many moons ago. Their version was part of another dish but I thought it was so tasty and would make a great vegetarian main course. To make my version I chopped red bell pepper and green onions, plus grabbed a handful of pre-cut julienned carrots.
They result was practically a rainbow of veggie color.
My secret ingredients are some beautiful sesame oil AND golden raisins. The sesame oil really solidifies that asian flavor and the golden raisins give a subtle sweetness to the dish.
The result is something colorful, beautiful and so tasty. Above all it is super healthy and is a high protein vegetarian dish. It’s also vegan too!
It is perfect for a light dinner or you can make a big batch to eat for lunches all week. It can keep well in the fridge for several days. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!Asian Edamame Quinoa - a high protein plant-based meal!Click To Tweet